Contraception is free and our staff will help you choose the method that suits you.
Contraceptive methods allow you to choose if/when you have a baby, but most do not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
Condoms help to protect against both STIs and pregnancy. If you are using other methods of contraception, it is advisable to use condoms as well, to protect your and your partner's health, until you have both been tested.
Methods of contraception
At our sexual health clinics a member of the sexual health team will discuss the most appropriate method of contraception for you.
At all clinics we offer:
- Hormonal methods - eg combined pill, progesterone only pill, contraceptive patch, contraceptive vaginal ring
- Barrier methods - eg male and female condoms, diaphragms.
Emergency contraception is used by a woman to reduce the risk of pregnancy after having unprotected sex, or if another method of contraception has failed, eg if a condom splits or you have missed a pill.
If you need emergency contraception, please walk-in or book an appointment at any of our clinics. Alternatively, calculate your risk level of falling pregnant and check the SXT website for your nearest clinic.
You can find out more about each of these methods of contraception by visiting: